Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Submit £8.5m Bid For Spanish Striker

By on January 14, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, are Chelsea set to secure their second signing of the transfer window?

Chelsea have submitted an £8.5 million offer for Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas, according to the Daily Star.

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The Spanish forward scored 23 goals last season to help Celta gain promotion back to the top flight and has continued that impressive form this campaign, scoring 8 goals in 18 appearances so far in La Liga.

The Star claims the European champions tabled an £8.5m bid for Aspas on Sunday night as they try and secure his signature before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, but it’s understood they may be willing to allow the 25-year-old to stay with Celta for the rest of the season before bringing him to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Aspas has been something of a late bloomer in the game and has only really made the breakthrough in the last 18 months having been with Celta Vigo his entire senior career since joining the club in 2006.

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Despite his lack of reputation, the Star suggest Chelsea are willing to take a risk on him and senior officials at the Spanish outfit are believed to be meeting today to discuss the Blues offer.

The Mirror also report that Chelsea are interested in the Spanish striker but claim Reading may be set to rival the west Londoners to his signature. If the Blues complete the deal, Aspas will become Chelsea’s second signing following the arrival of Demba Ba from Newcastle.

Would Chelsea fans like to see Aspas come to the club? Get involved in the comments section below.

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45 Comments

  1. Akinbola akinniyi

    January 15, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Why does chelsea stressing theirselves i don’t know what falcao do which demba could never do,pls we need lukaku back to chelsea,you know drogba was at chelsea,thats why they refused to used him on the field,and you could observed that torres was also bench those days,i think he can play a good football he come back, pls want is with rafael benitez why he shouldn’t play our great player ”Oscar” pls we need him back o pls don’t fucking bench him again o.

  2. Tommy

    January 15, 2013 at 10:16 am

    This is da kind of player we need @ d bridge, with no pressure on him, he’ll know he has to impress; really impress to bench Ba and Torres,.. A very good buy, also considering he plays in Spain where Chelsea’s new game style is played!

  3. wisdomalabi

    January 15, 2013 at 10:49 am

    please sign him we don’t need torres at chelsea squad again.

  4. albert

    January 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    chelsea;wher is Bony,Wilian?we nd strikers pls.u guys shldnt brk our hearts ova buyin oly mdflders instd of strikers.d coach cnt suceed wdout strikers.n lets 4gt abt PEP.not beta dan KLOPP.bacelona wdout a coach cn stil win titles.ok;snce he left hav hs vice lost a game?ABRAM b wise.PEP is not d savior n dnt wst ur millions 2gt hm,pls.WE ND STRIKERS SO WST UR CASH ON DEM N NT PEP.GV BENI A CHANCE 2SUCEED IF U HV DRVEN AWAY OUR HERO.UP CHELSEA,UP GHANA.thanx n gud luk.

  5. alexis bassey

    January 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    All we need is stricker guys

  6. Englishplayer

    January 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Pls I need williams to come to chelsea dis january… He’s a gud player and i also need Di matteo to come back… So sir Abrahimovich hear my opinion…

  7. prince Raiyan

    January 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    We need best striker in our squad who will score like drogba and to give us win goal at any tym not like Torres, he usually score when the other player like Mata have score like 3- 0 before his useless goal come. Roman Abr one word is enough to the wise! Let torres go!

  8. Shadons desmond

    January 16, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Pls sir Abrahimovich,wil stil need falcao,willian,fellaini or ozil. Nd send torres 2 laon. Up blue we never say die

  9. Shadons desmond

    January 16, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Shame torres who has been increasing my Bp. Sir pls we need willian,ozil nd Brazil wonder kid Naymar. It wil help us in our attacking force.since we hav somebody lyk hazard, oscar, moses,mata nd peal wit willian,ozil nd naymar it wil b ok.

  10. Shadons desmond

    January 16, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Chelsea fans we never give up.we must bounce back 2 our first position.let our Russia money makin machine Sir Abr buy 3 or 4 more player 4 us.pls am beggin.no position is permanant.we must win EPL dis season believe dat blus 4 ever. I luv all my blues fans.

  11. Matthieu Freshboi

    January 16, 2013 at 11:43 am

    All we need now in stanford bridge is a good striker like Falcao who can replace the outgone drogba and also 2 bring back our loan players like Lukaku,Essian and goal keeper currently on loan at Atletico madrid.

  12. Matthieu Freshboi

    January 16, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I would like Abram to live benitez to adapt to live in stanford bridge. To me benitez is a good coach and all he need is Time and support from fans and chelsea football club in general. Di matteo is only a luck man and has a good record in chelsea but coming to comparism, benitez is far better than di matteo

  13. augustine sambo

    January 16, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Please go for Willian, Fellaini, and any established attacker i.e.ozil, Cavani, Falcao etc. It is then that Chelsea FC will be ready to match Man U and Man City wit for wit strength for strength for the premier league Title.

  14. EMUKULE G WILLIAM

    January 17, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Hey blues we are really down we neeed astricker plis abromovic help us with Falcao and stable coach

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